"Reprinted with permission from The Hill Times, Jan. 30, 2012."
Re: “Digital piracy is theft, Canadian jobs stolen,” (The Hill Times, Jan. 23, p. 11).
People who wish their rights to be respected should not advocate infringing other peoples rights as a solution.
Copyright infringement is not theft. Copyright is a temporary government granted monopoly. While it is true this monopoly can be bought and sold, making it a type of property, infringement doesn’t change possession of what was owned. The closest analogy between copyright infringement and laws relating to tangible property is trespass.